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American Library Association On Computer

The computer is only a fast idiot, it has no imagination; it cannot originate action. It is, and will remain, only a tool to man.

Attribution: On Univac computer exhibited at the 1964 NY World’s Fair.

Quoted From: Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations, compiled by James B. Simpson.  1988.

Do you agree? And, why?

4 did criticisms:

Daanish said...

Interesting!
"The computer is only a fast idiot, it has no imagination; it cannot originate action. It is, and will remain, only a tool to man"

"Man"made in literal and symbolic ways.Remember,almost all GPS devices have female(voice) giving directions!

O'man,we are so lost:)

M. Umer Toor said...

!
:-)

Thanks for reading though.

Abdullah Shahid said...

The other day I was discussing a same thing with a friend studying computer science and he made a very valid point. He said that when it comes to recognize faces, computers can only recognize the faces already fed to them while a human mind recognizes 'patterns'. So humans can recognize a person even after thirty of forty years when the face of that person had changed considerably. Computers, on the other hand, can't perceive that change and would fail to recognize the face. (But who knows that in future they could build such computers that could recognize patterns too!)

Umer Toor said...

Dear A. Shahid,

Nice comment.

I believe humans will one day be able to replicate in totality human brain, as created and sustained by God!

Humble Regards!

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